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Today's News

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, May 17

    The Levy County Commission will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 17, at 9 a.m.

    The board meets in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson. 

    Among the items on the agenda is a proclamation honoring the Chiefland Lady Indians softball team which won its third-in-a-row 1A State Championship. 

  • Newberry man dies in crash on CR 345

    A Newberry man died when the 2005 Toyota Tacoma he was driving crashed on Thursday, May 12, at about noon on County Road 345, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    James Frank Hope, 77, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Hope was driving northbound on the road when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lane continuing on to the grass shoulder and colliding with a power pole and a wire fence. The vehicle rotated and overturned, hitting three threes before stopping on its left side.

  • No injuries in school bus fender bender

    No one was injured — including seven children — when a Levy County school bus was hit y a 2015 Nissan Versa on State Road 24 past County Road 32 in Bronson on Friday at about 7:50 a.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Sabrina A. Yeager, 30, who was cited for careless driving, said the sun's glare off the rear of the bus temporarily blinded her making it impossible to see the brake lights or turn signal on the bus as she tried to pass it while the bus driver, stopped then made a left-hand turn into Imagination Learning Station.

  • Iron Butts for Bucks ride Friday

    There's a reason the fundraising bike ride is titled Iron Butts for Bucks. It's no easy task to ride 1,000 miles on a motorcycle in less than 24 hours.

    Nevertheless, Brad Groom and Bruce "B.B." Bryant Jr. have completed such rides year after year, with the next one taking place this Friday, May 13. The rides aren't just for fun or to achieve the accomplishment of having completed them. Others pledge contributions and the proceeds benefit area nursing home residents.

  • Meet the Bronson Blueberry Pageant royalty

    Contestants in the 2nd Annual Bronson Blueberry Pageant put their best foot forward in the competition on Saturday morning, May 7.

    "I think it went great," one of the coordinators, Bronson Town Councilwoman Katie Parks said of the event. "We had great help and lots of support from the community. I think the kids had fun too, and that's really what the pageant is about."

    This year organizers said there were double the participants in the pageant as there were last year.

  • Judge impounds dogs seized

    Six dogs, taken from an East Bronson couple on April 28 after they sparked calls to the Levy County Sheriff's Office for roaming the neighborhood and attacking vehicles, will remain impounded at the animal shelter.

    Levy County Judge James Browning told the dogs' owners Mark Teears and Laura Traughber that an earlier case in January should have been a wake up. In that case, heard by Browning in January, three dogs were put to death for attacking a baby, a young woman and a young man in December.

  • Law week ends with picnic

    On Friday, May 6 Levy and Gilchrist Counties came together to celebrate the 16th annual Law Day in remembrance of Levy County and Circuit Judge W.O. Beauchamp Jr., who instituted the gathering.

    The judiciary and law enforcement from various agencies throughout the two counties got together for mullet dinners and fellowship on the banks of the Suwannee River at the Howell Lancaster family river home. There was live music and a wall of photos from events past.

  • Wild Hog raises $20,400 for Levy ARC

    On Monday morning, Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race board members presented the Levy ARC with a check for the proceeds from the 39th annual Wild Hog race.

    The event raised $20,400, up from $19,400 last year.

    "Thanks for the opportunity to serve you," Wild Hog President Keith Maynard said at the presentation at the Levy ARC facilities. We love each one of y'all, he said.

    Maynard said they'd been called to do the race as a ministry and giving all the glory to God, they knew he'd continue to bless it.

  • $16,000 donated to help in cancer battle

    Friends, family and community members all came out to support and raise funds for the Chiefland woman who is battling breast and ovarian cancer on Saturday, May 7.

    AMVETS Post 422 in conjunction with Post 42 hosted a poker run and event for Allie Johnson. Over $7,000 was raised the day of the event, with $16,000 being raised over all, including the value of a car which was purchased so Johnson would have transportation.

    "I'm very grateful for our small town," Johnson said.

  • Town of Bronson meeting agenda for 05-16-16

    The Town of Bronson Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month.

    The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16.